Kathryn George's workplace was changing – and it felt soul-destroying. After seeking out support from a wide range of sources, she decided to strike out alone. Here, she shares why her shift has been an adventure and what she's learned along the way.
Holly Penalver had always written off humanitarian work as a pipe dream. But when she saw a problem that needed fixing in the sector, she couldn't resist the challenge. Here, she shares why it's been a long and difficult transition, and why she can't imagine doing anything else.
Ever feel that you're simply not cut out for the work you're in? Natalie Robinson had always wanted to run her own business, but didn't know where to start. Then, a week-long company retreat woke her up and propelled her into action. Here's her story.
Ever long to ditch your computer and use your hands more? Leszek Sikon did. And though he's had a steep learning curve in terms of his confidence, he's used those natural instincts to move into work that finally feels good. Here's how he did it.
What do you do when you can no longer stand the environment you work in? Lucy Gillions enjoyed her role, but felt stifled by everything that came with corporate life. So, she decided to branch out on her own. Here, she shares why not burning your bridges is a good idea (and why saying yes to everything probably isn't).
With department budgets squeezed and a work–life balance that was difficult to manage, Dawn Morse decided to change direction. But rather than making a 180-degree shift, she used her existing skills to launch her own business. Here's how she did it.
Brandon Brady enjoyed his job. But his prospects were limited, and besides, he was itching to see the world. So, when an opportunity to work abroad piqued his interest, he decided to grab it with both hands. Here's his story.
Charlotte McMillan's light-bulb idea happened one morning in the shower. While starting her own business has been a big risk, now she's in the driving seat of something she feels passionate about. Here's how she did it.
Vera Frajtova realised that job-hopping wasn't going to solve her long-term job dissatisfaction. So, she decided to think outside the box. Now she's found her way to a sector where she's feeling inspired daily, and (after making a few adjustments) learned how to live and work in a new way. Here's her story.
Kimberley Davenport had thought her idea of going freelance was a pipe dream. Then, her circumstances changed. Here's how she managed a steep learning curve to go from a now-or-never moment to a business of her own.